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HTC One M8 vs Galaxy S5 in-store battle begins

HTC One M8 vs Galaxy S5 in-store battle begins

It’s a fight that’ll be fought on carrier displays - the HTC One M8 vs the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both devices have hit carriers this afternoon - the Samsung Galaxy S5 as early as this past Friday - with intent on taking the cake in Android-based smartphone supremacy. Of course they’re both aimed at taking the whole smartphone pie, but who is competing with who?

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HTC One M8 priced and released: same day in-store

HTC One M8 priced and released: same day in-store

In a relatively unprecedented move for a top-tier smartphone in recent times, HTC has made the HTC One M8 available the same day it’s been revealed to the public. As HTC makes the HTC One M8 (the successor to the HTC One (codename M7) from 2013 their official newest smartphone, they also release it to pre-orders on some carriers and in-store availability in others. This availability includes both USA and UK carrier locations, as well.

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HTC One M8 Review (2014)

HTC One M8 Review (2014)

The new HTC One (M8) needs to succeed, and HTC is taking no chances. As well as an even sleeker design, innovative Duo camera, and clever software enhancements, HTC is drastically cutting the waiting time, putting the new One up for sale from today across all four major US carriers as well as in select international markets. It's clear HTC has learned from its mistakes with the original One, but does the new One M8 deliver enough to give the company the edge this time around? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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HTC One M8 Extreme Power Saving Mode: up all day

HTC One M8 Extreme Power Saving Mode: up all day

There are several elements contributing the the HTC One M8’s ability to last all day in the field with minimal charging. One is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor's ability to make optimum use of the energy it does expend. Another is Quick Charge 2.0 - a system that, though not entirely ready to roll right out of the box*, allows you to charge extremely quickly. Finally - and perhaps most importantly - the HTC One M8 works with "Extreme Power Saving Mode."

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HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

Right off the bat HTC is going all-in with the HTC One M8 here in New York City, aiming to release every different edition of the handset as quick as possible. What you’re seeing here is a concentrated effort by HTC to show confidence in their device - rather than waiting a period of time before releasing oddities like the Google Play Edition or carrier editions, they’re all coming at once. This includes the HTC One M8 Developer Edition and SIM-unlocked editions as well.

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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition detailed: duo camera intact

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition detailed: duo camera intact

Right on top of the HTC One M8 being revealed this week in full, officially, the company has made clear they intend to continue releasing Google Play Edition devices. What’s unique about this release - as opposed to the HTC One code-named M7 from 2013 - is that it’s got some API code HTC is providing Google to make its camera setup work in Google’s vanilla Android build. The camera, as you may already know, is not one, but a set of two on the HTC One M8’s back.

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This is the new HTC One M8

This is the new HTC One M8

HTC has been teasing the new HTC One for some weeks now, and the curtain has finally been lifted on the 2014 flagship. Refining the unibody design of the original One, and maintaining HTC's offbeat approach to photography tech, the new One adds Duo Camera to the mix as well, in addition to throwing in not only unlocked and developer versions, but a Google Play Edition too. Read on for the highlights.

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LG brings in the more secure Knock Code to G2 and G Flex

LG brings in the more secure Knock Code to G2 and G Flex

Improving its initial double-tap to unlock feature that came in with the G2, LG has announced a new, and more secure interface for accessing LG Smartphones: the Knock Code. Models like the G Pro 2, G2 mini, F Series and L Series will come with this new feature, and the older versions will get replaced via a firmware update starting in April.

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MOTO 360 details expand in image gush

MOTO 360 details expand in image gush

Diving a bit deeper into the Android Wear world from Motorola’s perspective, the MOTO 360 is being shared from a few more angles this week. This device is the first smartwatch from Motorola in the Android Wear age, the company having previously delved into this ecosystem with devices like MOTOACTV all the way back in 2011. Here and now Motorola gets classy with a glass-fronted circular smartwatch that’s not afraid to be understated.

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